Health officials attached to the Panadura Municipal Council have come under criticism on social media for upturning the cart of two youth selling vegetables.
The Health officials have alleged the two youth’s
operation was illegal.
The visibly upset young men had drawn attention to the fact that they were conducting honest trade, even while many other young people their age were engaging in drugs and crime.
Many on social media have opined that if indeed the operation or its location was illegal, the Municipal Council ought to have provided the two young men with an alternate location rather than resort to such high-handed methods.